Yesterday, I posted a graph that looked at how the Reds hitters had done, since the trade. We learned that while there have been a couple equally-bad stretches earlier in the year, the current funk was about as bad as it’s been. Dan asked for a similar chart showing pitching/defense.
This one shows the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rolling, 10-game average runs allowed. The first data point represents the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s average run production for games 1-10, the second is for games 2-11, etc.
The first red line is from the date of the Nationals trade, but reflects the team’s performance in the ten games immediately before the trade (or, before the all-star break, if you prefer to think of it in those terms). As was obvious to everyone, the pitching had bottomed out. Krivsky certainly saw — or at least felt — this trend.
The second red line shows the first ten-day average that fully includes Majewski, Bray, and Clayton. It’s obviously not entirely attributable to those three guys (God knows Majewski didn’t help), but the team seriously improved its run prevention. Realistically, it was that Friday/Saturday when Harang and Arroyo dominated the Rockies 3-1, 3-2 (with Majewski giving up all 3 runs).
Krivsky certainly accomplished his goal — the Reds are allowing fewer runs since the trade. Charts after the break.
Here’s one last one, showing the trends, both offensive and defensive.